Antarctica Drop Parachute
Materials: Coated polyamide, fiber glass rods, various textiles, nation flags, silkscreen print, webbing, wall stencils
Dimensions: 60 x 120cm
Exhibition history: 2007 Galeria Continua San Gimignano
Courtesy: The Artists
Modeled after parachutes used in humanitarian expeditions to rapidly distribute vital supplies, Orta's Drop Parachutes are made from flags of different nations. Fragments of clothing and the objects descending from the skies refer both to humanity’s physical and material survival as well as its spiritual needs, particularly the recovery of solidarity. The parachutes become objects of textual communication, with slogans and words related to the themes of the artists’ works on their surfaces.